NAWABSHAH: A man who allegedly stabbed his wife and mother-in-law to death was caught by people and handed over to the police on Thursday.
Residents of Santa Sindh Goth said they heard a hue and cry in a house in the neighbourhood and rushed to the spot to ascertain as to who was in trouble.
They said they saw their neighbour, Ms Bano, and her daughter, Ms Ubaida, lying in a pool of blood before they could help them.
They further stated that they caught Asif Shah who was present in the house and seemed to have attacked the two women with a knife. The suspect was then handed over to the area police, they added.
During initial interrogation, Asif Shah told police that he attacked his wife, Ms Ubaida, and mother-in-law, Ms Bano, when their long running quarrel over his wife’s friendship with some people turned serious. He claimed that the people used to visit her in his absence.
However, Ms Bano’s other daughter, Ms Hameeda, told neighbours that he used to brutally beat his wife.
She said her sister had to leave him and return to her parents’ home to escape further torture.
On Thursday, Ms Hameeda said, Shah visited them and tried to forcibly take his wife to his home and after failing in his attempt he attacked her with a knife.
“When our mother tried to save her, he also attacked her,” she added.
The bodies were shifted to the Peoples Medical University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
No FIR was registered till the filing of the report late on Thursday evening.